Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 14°C

Five-day forecast

Ryman Division 1N: Sudbury 4 Barkingside 2

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Barkingside beat the bad weather to get some action in Suffolk, but returned empty-handed after a sixth successive defeat.

The MEL Group Stadium pitch passed a 9.30am inspection but the visitors suffered an early slip-up as Adam Salmon fouled Steve Spriggs in the box.

James Baker fired home from the penalty spot to give the hosts a perfect start and only a fine save from Chris Clark denied Spriggs a second on nine minutes.

Ryan Henshaw fired just wide and Baker had a shot blocked as Sudbury continued to apply pressure.

But Barkingside got their first chance on the quarter-hour mark when home keeper Alex Archer tipped a header from his own defender Jack Cawley over the crossbar.

Dan Hayes was denied from the corner before the visitors drew level on 20 minutes as Chas Liddiard got in behind Henshaw and finished well.

Buoyed by their equaliser, Side saw Matt Gulfer force a save from Archer before Baker had another effort blocked at the other end.

Sudbury regained the lead in stunning fashion as Cawley picked up a loose ball and fired past a stunned Clark from 35 yards.

But Barkingside were back on terms before the interval as Liddiard took advantage of Greg Crane’s mistake to provide another cool finish for his second.

Sudbury started the second half strongly, with Ollie Hughes, Spriggs and Payton Swatman all going close.

Liddiard might have completed his hat-trick but for Henshaw’s excellent tackle, while Andy Edmunds fired over from 25 yards.

And the match remained deadlocked until 16 minutes from time when Baker fired home through a crowd of players following a goalmouth scramble.

Sudbury made sure of the points on 81 minutes when Baker’s strong run set up the chance for Scott Mitchell to net from close range.

Side will look to bounce back when they host landlords Redbridge in the second Oakside derby of the season tomorrow (Monday).

The Motormen won 4-1 when the two sides met in August, thanks to braces from Geoff Mitchell and Eljay Worrell.

But they saw their home fixture with Heybridge Swifts postponed due to a waterlogged pitch yesterday.

Barkingside: Clark, Salmon, Mackin, Crossley, Ellis, Hayes, Edmunds, Davie, Liddiard, Gulfer, Suchley. Subs: Onireti, King, Poku, Stone.

Share this article


   Local advertisers

More non-league news

Local Search 24
Looking for a:
Search radius:
Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Ilford Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Ilford businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Ilford Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »